Apply for Funding

Each year, the Foundation awards grants to local Sunshine Coast charities. The amount varies from year to year depending on investment earnings. In recent years we have awarded more than $165,000 each year in grants. Several granting streams match different organizational needs.

Responsive Community Grants

The Responsive Community Grants stream awards grants of up to $10,000 for worthwhile community projects. These grants ‘respond’ to local and current needs as demonstrated in applications submitted by local organizations.

Intentional Grants

The Intentional Community Grants Stream offers grants of up to $40,000 per year for up to three years for organizations, programs, or projects that address a priority challenge identified in our latest Vital Signs reports. Since each grant is renewable for two additional years, new grants are offered only every three years. The next application opportunity will open in 2023.

Canada Cultural Investment Fund

The Department of Canadian Heritage offers an endowment fund matching program to arts & culture organizations that offer public performances. DCH will match up to 100% of donations from private donors received by such organizations.

Out-of-Cycle Grants

Sunshine Coast Foundation occasionally will consider requests for small grants for exceptional projects serving populations on the Sunshine Coast that are time-sensitive and cannot wait for the annual community grants cycle. Please note, that we are no longer accepting requests for Out-of-Cycle Grants in 2022.